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they came every week into my office wanting to know that. i want to say they're here in the audience they're not the easiest to pleas of our constituents and trust me they come into the office to let me know what i'm doing right and wrong by the one thing that praises us is the tom o'dell clinic. when i went to meet the staff and i got to meet the board that included many of our constituents i saw how much they loved the space. those are not the easiest to please but they know their loved and cared for and a place with
integrity and respect. i mentioned this a couple months ago when i came to the affordable housing program an amazing youth space here in the tenderloin. but when i spinster a night in one of the homeless shelters homelessness is not just an economic issue we treat homelessness as a economic issue we talk about job creation and housing and food. what became clear is homeless is a public health issue. that people have homeless not only because of the economic stylists but because of mental health issues and other issues. tom has for decades i want to thank the men and women that
work here they are defenders and nurses their dedicated and committed to this population and to our neighborhood this is where they choose to stay you can see the longevity of the service and i know that ms. garcia is the director of our public health she gets the audio issues. so i have the honor and the same folks came in contact my office and to make sure we got the language right so we would appropriately commend and honor the men and women of the staff that we were told but he members here to honor the medical director of the tom o'dell health clinic.
i want to bring up greendrosis joseph and recognize him. this come more than from the board of supervisors it comes from the patient and its clients you serve. in recognition of your leadership in the two health facilities into one clinical that is under one clinic we over our highest appreciation for your leadership in providing the health care that puts our residents first (clapping) >> so much again. this is is really a treasure and variable asset and i'm happy to
represent the neighborhood for the tom o'dell clinic >> and thank you whoever is responsible for this i'm touched. i would be remiss if i didn't share it with our providers and nurses our health care workers our psychiatry staff and, of course, you the patients because your why we're here so thank you very much. i forgot medical assistants. okay. so next is my extreme pleasure and principle to introduce the mayor of '90 san francisco edwin lee (clapping) can everybody hear me?
all right. i'll try to make sure that my voice is clear i'm happy to be here for a variety of reasons. you you know, i heard from supervisor kim and thank you supervisor cam importantly possess for being here. we know what we need to do in this city interest last week supervisor kim and i were pouring concrete down at the center and recognizing our federal government had put some serious money the r recovery monies into that base i think a few of us happily opened the housing in this you wonderful building. i know it couldn't have long been done without leave people that have long been on instantly
and we recognize and appreciate them but i want to give a personal thanks to everyone that's been part of this center as well as the tom o'dell urban that's a wonderful name upper health clinic. i think across the country president obama and all the people in congress is looking for models how to do it right and in san francisco our culture has been we don't make people just go to primary centers we try to bring those valuable services to where people live and in tenderloin a lot of people in need live in this wonderful community. and when we are through helping to revitalize the market we're going to bring in a lot of
revitalization over a one hundred and a 70 unit here all right. for homeless people by bringing in a prim center i want to thank the health care industry. today is 9-1-1 and we want to thank the first responders for a manmade disaster that effected all of us. there could be a crisis that happens in people's lives and we're taking care of people right here in our community like when we did in rovrnd whether new york or the asian crash where we did so well, with our personnel where people need the health care whether vision or
anything. so i want to again thank the heartbeat department and thank the folks for the leadership in the toirnd center. i want to extend a very hearty thanks to lisa is a because they know how to design community sensitive things and take a historic building and transform it's use. people republican e remedy necessary their swimming days at the y but also to see what we're doing in the center of the city helping mobile home e people. it's the same philosophy that people did shelters and services and beautiful design that the partners have long been doing if
any of you are looking they're working on the california hotel they're working on the elementary consulting school in china thoun it up. they're to keep on working on historic place. thank you folks for your wonderful serviced as part of our public health (clapping) of course, i continue to enjoy working with barbara garcia and the entire staff and the people who work at this clinic s are doing a great service it's the 5 thousand patient that we'll see every year 5 thousand patients will come through this tom
o'dell center we're going to be a model for the country again. this is why we work together to make sure the revenue is strong because we turn that revenue into a conversation to take care of everybody in the city. this center and site reptsd our cities principles and values and philosophy of taking care of everybody. so i want to give a shout out to the doctor's and even the medical records staff they're to be here (clapping) they're working their medical magic. i'm troud proud of this city and being the mayor of everybody that wants to be successful and live rich lives in the city. we need to continue connecting
the dots and working together. i don't mean to the city to be successful i want to make sure that everybody is successful and everybody lives rich lives and everybody has a chance to live in this wonderful, wonderful place. it could be came lot but it is as close to camp lot as any place in the country. thank you, everybody (clapping) so i know you're all exited to go do the ribbon cutting but i need to make some last minute acknowledgments. >> are we ready 5, 4, 3, 2, 4 and let's see if the scissors
work. yeah. >> just a few steps away from union square is a quiet corner stone of san francisco's our community to the meridian gallery has a 20-year history of supporting visual arts. experimental music concert, and also readings. >> give us this day our daily bread at least three times a day. and lead us not into temptation
to often on weekdays. [laughter] >> meridians' stands apart from the commercial galleries around union square, and it is because of their core mission, to increase social, philosophical, and spiritual change my isolated individuals and communities. >> it gives a statement, the idea that a significant art of any kind, in any discipline, creates change. >> it is philosophy that attracted david linger to mount a show at meridian. >> you want to feel like your work this summer that it can do some good. i felt like at meridian, it could do some good. we did not even talk about price until the day before the show. of course, meridian needs to support itself and support the community. but that was not the first consideration, so that made me very happy. >> his work is printed porcelain.
he transfers images onto and spoils the surface a fragile shes of clay. each one, only one-tenth of an inch thick. >> it took about two years to get it down. i would say i lose 30% of the pieces that i made. something happens to them. they cracked, the break during the process. it is very complex. they fall apart. but it is worth it to me. there are photographs i took 1 hours 99 the former soviet union. these are blown up to a gigantic images. they lose resolution. i do not mind that, because my images are about the images, but they're also about the idea, which is why there is text all over the entire surface. >> marie in moved into the mansion on powell street just five years ago. its galleries are housed in one of the very rare single family residences around union square. for the 100th anniversary of the
mansion, meridian hosted a series of special events, including a world premiere reading by lawrence ferlinghetti. >> the birth of an american corporate fascism, the next to last free states radio, the next-to-last independent newspaper raising hell, the next-to-last independent bookstore with a mind of its own, the next to last leftie looking for obama nirvana. [laughter] the first day of the wall street occupation set forth upon this continent a new revolutionary nation. [applause] >> in addition to its own programming as -- of artist talks, meridian has been a downtown host for san francisco
states well-known port trees center. recent luminaries have included david meltzer, steve dixon, and jack hirsch man. >> you can black as out of the press, blog and arrest us, tear gas, mace, and shoot us, as we know very well, you will, but this time we're not turning back. we know you are finished. desperate, near the end. hysterical in your flabbergastlyness. amen. >> after the readings, the crowd headed to a reception upstairs by wandering through the other gallery rooms in the historic home. the third floor is not usually reserved for just parties, however. it is the stage for live performances. ♪
under the guidance of musical curators, these three, meridian has maintained a strong commitment to new music, compositions that are innovative, experimental, and sometimes challenging. sound art is an artistic and event that usually receives short shrift from most galleries because san francisco is musicians have responded by showing strong support for the programming. ♪ looking into meridian's future, she says she wants to keep doing the same thing that she has been doing since 1989. to enlighten and disturbed. >> i really believe that all the arts have a serious function